Learning contact creates the sort of frustration that makes a rider want to take up insanely precise and complicated needle point just for a breath of fresh air.
Between our heads and their hearts, between our feet and their flanks, between our hands and their mouth, let there be Peace. I’ve seen enough bullying, enough pain-filled intimidation to last me. His resistance is toward your rudeness. Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy … Read more
I almost got in a bar fight a few months back. I would feel better about this whole episode if I was sorry. The problem is that I’m not sorry.
It is hard to put into words what the thing is about horses. What the extra different thing this animal possesses that hook some of us so incredibly hard. I live and work with them every day and am still in awe of the extra space these magnificent animals take in our hearts. Three of … Read more
There is a time-worn adage about whips. Just like bits or spurs, whips are only as cruel or kind as the rider using them. Maybe. My mentor rarely rode with a whip, but if she did, she carried two. The most challenging horses loved her. Her corrections were impossibly quick and always fair. She was … Read more
It was one of those perfectly beautiful evenings at Infinity Farm. Edgar Rice Burro had been wrestling and scratching all day. Donkeys are the most playful animals I know. Just a few minutes earlier I had to take a wading pool away because he had torn the rim off. So he took to worrying the … Read more
My house is small. My favorite room is the one out back. Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on the Colorado prairie. My photos are taken with my phone, on my farm. No … Read more
“You can’t save them all!” That’s what my mother said when I was little. What a sorry excuse for inaction.
WDWF Take Down!!! Edgar Rice Burro is the middle-weight champion of the World Donkey Wrestling Federation. He approaches this sport with the same intellectual commitment that he uses in chess, the keen cat-like reflexes he uses in farm security work and the finely tuned verbal skills learned from trash talk with the goats. There are … Read more
My friend Sarah says, “All dog stories end the same way.” I know what she means. None of us humans are getting out alive either. There is nothing remarkable about death. It’s as common as dirt. Disclaimer: No tissues allowed. Really, this time especially, if you are going to get all maudlin on us, just … Read more